Eastern Asia

Organized-crime Triads Targeted

This article, published by the Washington Times, examines organized crime in China. It explains how the crime groups, known as triads, have switched from simply organized crime to drug trafficking. It links the Chinese triad to operations in the United States, specifically Las Vegas.

Gertz, Bill. “Organized-crime Triads Targeted.” Washington Times – Politics, Breaking News, US and World News. 30 Apr. 2010. Web. 04 Aug. 2010. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/apr/265/organized-crime-triads-targeted/


Soldiers of Fortune

Based in Burma, this article delves into the history and the current situation of one of the largest narco-trafficking groups- The United Wa State Army. The group provides opium, heroin and methamphetamine pills. Additionally, the article explores the effects of drugs in Burma as a country. Beyond simply the United Wa State Army, this article explores the other primary Asian drug cartels.

Marshall, Andrew, and Anthony Davis. “Soldiers of Fortune.” Time Asia. Breaking News, Analysis, Politics, Blogs, News Photos, Video, Tech Reviews – TIME.com. 16 Dec. 2002. Web. 20 July 2010. http://www.time.com/time/asia/covers/1101021216/story.html


Hong Kong’s Changing Drug Trade

This article focuses on the changing drug trade out of Hong Kong, China. The two main drugs out of China, heroin and methamphetamine, are no longer being shipped through Hong Kong. The article summarizes the production, shipment and seizure of the drugs.

Grammaticas, Damian. “Hong Kong’s Changing Drug Trade.” BBC News – Home. 8 June 2000. Web. 30 July 2010. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/778377.stm

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